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Waterloo, IA: What you need to know

Located on the Cedar River, Waterloo dramatically re-energized its downtown in recent years by completing a huge riverfront renaissance initiative that includes a plaza, riverwalk trail, amphitheater, splash pad and Dekhockey rink. The development complements an array of shopping, dining, nightlife and cultural entertainment options downtown and was a catalyst in growing those destinations. These smaller businesses join larger employers such as John Deere - the largest and most famous - along with food industry leaders ConAgra and Tyson Foods, cabinetry makers Bertch and Omega and more.

Residents enjoy convenient access to two quality hospitals, plus many amenities to keep them healthy and fit, including 50-plus parks and more than 100 miles of paved trails. The community is home to Hawkeye Community College and is adjacent to Cedar Falls, home of the University of Northern Iowa.


Waterloo, IA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 68,432
Median Age 36
Median Household Income $41,933
Median Home Price $104,200
Walkscore 35

Waterloo, IA Demographics

Median Population in Waterloo, IA

Median Age 36.2%
Age 18 Over 76.3%
Age 21 Over 72.6%
Age 62 Over 18.5%
Age 65 Over 14.9%

Race in Waterloo, IA

  Ethnicity White 76.2%
  Ethnicity Black 16%
  Ethnicity Asian 1.8%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Other 2.6%

Population By Gender in Waterloo, IA

  Male 49.2%
  Female 50.8%

Language in Waterloo, IA

  English Only 89.8%
  English Other 10.2%

Economics in Waterloo, IA

  Median Household Income $41,933
  Median Home Price $104,200
  Homes Owned 35.9%
  Homes Rent 64.1%
  Median Property Rent $672

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Commute Types in Waterloo, IA

  Walked 2.1%
  Worked at Home 2.1%
  Public Transportation 0.5%
  Other Means 2%
  Drove Alone 83.8%
  Carpooled 9.6%

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Total Employed Armed Forces: 26
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